Alanea Alder is a USA Today Bestselling author that writes paranormal romance novels. She was quite young when she started writing. She kept a lot of the scribblings she made during those early years in a box that she treasures.
Order of Kindred of Arkadia Series
|1||Fate Knows Best||2013||Description / Buy|
|2||Fated to Be Family||2013||Description / Buy|
|3||Fated for Forever||2013||Description / Buy|
|4||Fated Forgiveness||2013||Description / Buy|
|5||Fated Healing||2013||Description / Buy|
|6||Fated Surrender (Short Story)||2013||Description / Buy|
Order of Bewitched and Bewildered Series
|1||My Commander||2014||Description / Buy|
|2||My Protector||2014||Description / Buy|
|3||My Healer||2015||Description / Buy|
|4||My Savior||2015||Description / Buy|
|5||My Brother's Keeper||2015||Description / Buy|
|6||My Guardian||2016||Description / Buy|
|7||My Champion||2016||Description / Buy|
|8||My Defender||2017||Description / Buy|
|9||My Angel||2017||Description / Buy|
|10||My One and Only||2018||Description / Buy|
|11||My Solace||2019||Description / Buy|
She was a reader before she started writing. Alanea was in grade school when the hobby took a hold of her. Even though she continued to write through college, it took Alanea a while to pursue her publishing dreams.
While she was quite clear about her interests, no one encouraged her to pursue her publishing dreams when she was young. The author eventually agreed that it wasn’t the most lucrative career choice. This is why she refused to nurture any notions of writing for a living.
Everything changed when she listened to a speech that Heather Rainiers gave at a Siren Convention. Heather’s words struck a chord in Alanea. She realized that nothing was keeping her from fulfilling her life’s dream of writing fiction.
And in this day and age, there were a thousand ways for the author to get her stories to the public. So Alanea banished her doubts, sat down, and wrote the stories that were bubbling in her mind. She is known primarily for the ‘Bewitched and Bewildered’ books.
She was inspired to write them after creating the city at the heart of the series. The story grew out of the world she had already built. Worldbuilding is one of the most appealing elements of writing for Alanea.
She enjoys dreaming up new settings and concepts. The author doesn’t have much difficulty weaving her plot and populating it with characters once she knows the world they will inhabit. Her characters are based on the writer’s personal traits.
They are mirrors of various aspects of her being. This is why she enjoys writing about them. A fan of authors like Tamora Pierce and Anne McCaffrey that incorporate amazing worlds into their stories, Alanea Alder writes paranormal novels because the genre is so diverse.
There are no limits to what she can do. Anything can happen. She appreciates this freedom. Alanea is drawn to writers like McCaffrey because they introduced her to stories with strong female characters.
Before stumbling across McCaffrey and Pierce’s novels, Alanea had never seen women in a heroic light in any of the fiction she read. These two writers changed her perception. That being said, as a reader, Alanea always gravitates towards the male characters.
She always struggles to connect with the heroines. The men, on the other hand, make sense to her. She enjoys digging into their minds, seeing the world through their gaze, and understanding their thoughts.
This quirk has allowed the author to produce stories with strong but believable heroes that are paired with equally strong women. Alanea Alder encourages aspiring authors to stand out. Rather than imitating the biggest writers on the market, she wants them to figure out what makes them different.
She believes that new authors are more likely to succeed if they can find a niche that makes their books special. And if they can’t create original stories, they should endeavor to add interesting twists to common tropes and cliches.
This is what Alanea does with her work. She admits that writing isn’t always easy. She perseveres by finding scenes in her stories that she can look forward to writing. This encourages her to keep plugging away daily until she reaches her goal.
When Alanea isn’t writing, she will clean. This is part of her process. Cleaning is a mundane task that allows her mind to wander. This creates opportunities for the author to work through the obstacles in her writing.
Best Alanea Alder Books
Alanea is a romantic who believes that true love conquers all; some of the best books in her bibliography include:
My Commander: Aiden doesn’t want a mate. He doesn’t need one. He believes that a mate would merely disrupt his life. But he doesn’t have a choice in the matter. The Matriarchs have cast a spell designed to drawn their sons’ mates to them. Now Aiden must contend with Meryn Evans, a woman that is nothing like anyone he’s ever known.
My Protector: Gavriel is dangerous. As he approaches the apex of his transition, he wants to protect Elizabeth Monroe but that might involve pushing her away. Elizabeth, for her part, is determined to stay by Gavriel’s side. She is drawn to his darker nature. But a shadowy enemy is planning to strike at Gavriel when he’s weakest.
When Does The Next Alanea Alder book come out?
Alanea Alder doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is My Solace and was released on May, 28th 2019. It is the newest book in the Bewitched and Bewildered Series.